I'm 20 years old, 5ft, and I weigh 115 pounds. Nor have i ever had children or lost a tremendous amount of weight. I'm a size 34C and my nipples are ridiculously low. It seems as if they are pointing downward. If I was to get a areola reduction would there be a possibility of moving the areola a bit? Or would the areola stay in the same position but just be reduced? Also would you recommend any other procedures? I don't want to go any bigger. But my boobs are already sagging so I don't know what to do
Areola Reduction? (photo)
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AREOLA REDUCTION or MASTOPEXY / UPLIFT
Thank you for the interesting question. The procedure of choice if you have a large areola would be an areola reduction; it is possible with this procedure to moderately lift the nipple areola complex, however the success of the operation and the degree of satisfaction will depend on how low the areolas are and how well you heal; sometimes due to the tension around the areolas, the scars stretch leaving the patient and surgeon disappointed. To improve the overall shape of your breast you could probably consider a mastopexy without implants, as you seem not to wish to have heavier breasts. Go and ask the advise of an experience plastic surgeon and I am sure he will guide you to take the right decision.
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Your impression is correct. There are two issues the size of your nipples and their low position. You would do best with a breast lift which would tighten the skin envelope, raising the breasts and then reducing the size of the nipple. This would then leave you with the look of a bra without a bra.
Areola Reduction vs. Breast Lift
Thank you for your question. If you are looking for improvement in your breast shape, I would definitely recommend a breast lift. An areola reduction will simply treat the areola, but not change the position of the nipple or improve the overall contour of the breast.
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Areola Reduction versus Breast Lift
Areola reduction is procedure that reduces the size of the areola and can be performed in a manner to raise the nipple a minimal amount. When the nipple needs to be raised a significant amount a breast lift (mastopexy) needs to be perfomed.
Enlarged areolas and sagging breasts
Based on your photos, an areolar reduction will not improve the shape of your breasts. You would likely need a breast lift to improve the overall shape of your breasts. This would likely involve a circular incision around the areola and a vertical extension from the bottom of the areola down to the breast crease. Consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon for a thorough examination in persons.
Not only an areola Reduction!
According to your photos you have grade 2-3 glandular ptosis. So if we have to do something this operation will be a mastopexy operation. I think with a so called "lollipop" technique (we call the technique "LeJour mastopexy" ) mastopexy operation you will have great looking boobs.
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